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Title: Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No.
380, June, 1847 Author: Various Release Date: August 29, 2008 [EBook #26484] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK BLACKWOOD’S MAGAZINE, MAY, 1847 *** Produced by Brendan OConnor, Jonathan Ingram, Josephine Paolucci and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at
(This file was produced from images generously made available by The Internet Library of Early Journals.) BLACKWOOD’S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE. No.
JUNE, 1847.
LXI. NORTH AMERICA, SIBERIA, AND RUSSIA.[A] The circumnavigation of the world is now a matter of ordinary occurrence to our bold mariners: and after a few years it will be a sort of summer excursion to our steamers.
We shall have the requisitions of the Travellers’ Club more stringent as the sphere of action grows wider; and no man will be eligible who has not paid a visit to Pekin, or sunned himself in Siam. But a circuit of the globe on _terra firma_ is, we believe, new.
Sir George Simpson will have no competitor, that we have ever heard, to claim from him the honour of having first galloped right a-head--from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from the Pacific to the British Channel.
One or two slight divergencies of some thousand miles down the smooth and sunny bosom of the Pacific, are to be reckoned as mere episodes: but Sir George soon recovers his course, plunges in through the regions of the polar star; defies time, trouble, and Tartary; marches in the track of tribes, of which all but the names have expired; follow...

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